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UK allergy crisis: deploy the ‘LIMED’ mnemonic

In response to the revelation that allergies now cost the NHS approximately £900 million pounds per year, Professor Frame and colleagues in Chelmsford explain why the mnemonic ‘LIED’ needs to be updated.

Female Cosmetic Genital Surgery: lifestyle or science?

The demand for female cosmetic genital surgery (FCGS) has increased over the last decade [1]. This rise is difficult to quantify, as the majority of these procedures are performed in the private sector. However, this trend is also obvious within...

Nasal appearance evaluations following spreader graft placement

Widening the nasal dorsum has been one of the major aesthetic concerns after using spreader grafts to improve nasal airway obstruction in patients with nasal valve problems. In this study the authors evaluated the association of functional septorhinoplasty using spreader...

The relevance of rhinoplasty and septorhinoplasty from the commissioner’s point of view

The rising costs of running the National Health Service and its overburdened resources has led to the constant monitoring of the low clinical value treatments. The operations of rhinoplasty and septorhinoplasty inevitably fall into this group and are subject to...

The patient journey in DIEP flap breast reconstruction

In the UK approximately 40,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. About 40% of these need, or choose, to undergo mastectomy, where all of the breast tissue is removed. Currently around a third of these patients choose to...

The three stages of breast reconstruction

Breast cancer has become so common that most people reading this article will know someone (either professionally or personally) who has been affected by breast cancer. One of the most common treatments for breast cancer is removal of the ‘whole’...

Hey look! Smaller arms and no scars...

The author of this chapter presents his experience of arm reduction leaving a scar in the axilla only; minimal incision brachioplasty (MIB). The technique is a modification of the Pollack technique to treat axillary hydradenitis. It is suitable for patients...

UCL Ear Institute: The Rhinoplasty & Facial Plastics Course

This course is designed around the practical dissection sessions using fresh frozen cadavers. The focus will be on functional septorhinoplasty surgery including nasal reconstruction techniques as well as facial re-animation and other aspects of facial plastic surgery. Alternatively you can...

Chin augmentation: filler versus prosthesis

Over recent years, aesthetic medicine and aesthetic surgery have become closer and more combined in daily practice. There is also a gradual shift, with aesthetic doctors performing more invasive techniques, whereas plastic surgeons are also, whenever possible, moving to less...

Optimal placement of brachioplastic scars

The authors present the findings of a survey evaluating four different types of brachioplasty scars. Scars examined were either medial, placed in the bicipital groove (both straight and sinusoidal) or posterior, placed in the brachial sulcus (both straight and sinusoidal)....

ENT UK British Society of Facial Plastic Surgery (BSFPS) Conference 2021

The British Society of Facial Plastic Surgery (BSFPS) Annual Meeting was held at the Hilton Grosvenor Hotel, Glasgow on 22-23 October 2021. Mr Natarajan Balaji hosted the meeting, with a face-to-face attendance of 101 delegates across both days from the...

Association of skin thickness with alar base reduction

The authors present the findings of a retrospective study including 621 patients who had septorhinoplasty using lateral crural repositioning (LCrep) with lateral crural strut grafting (LCSG) and with or without alar base resection. Study participants’ skin types were determined intraoperatively...